librarial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

library +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

librarial (comparative more librarial, superlative most librarial)

  1. (rare) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a library, librarianship or librarians
    "Those wire-framed glasses made Babel look like a librarian, but his silence is not librarial." (Michael Gregory Stephens, The Dramaturgy of Style: Voice in Short Fiction, 1986:25)
    "a nonprofit association or corporation, whose aims and objectives are religious, educational, librarial, or community service in nature" (McGillivary,Glenn, et al., Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-state Survey, 2004:649)

Usage notes[edit]

This word is rare, and when appropriate the attributive noun is used: "a library edition", "library science", "library procedure". When the attributive noun doesn't work, we have "librarial and secretarial functions", or "a librarial personality".